Inspired by Biggest Loser

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I like watching the Biggest Loser. It really does make me feel inspired. Most of the time it is the fact that contestants lose such huge amounts and I think wow, it's possible if you really work and devote yourself to the change. I know some of the past winners have gained back their lost weight and most people don't have the luxury of being on a weight loss ranch with nutritionists and trainers but it really is a good thing. Sometimes I've felt disgusted by certain contestants sense of entitlement or plots and machinations but I've also been touched by some of the personal triumphs and the goodness of some of the contestants. I normally like the medical information but sometimes don't care for the doctor they use.
He did say something on the new episode that I watched last night that struck a chord with me. He said to a contestant "if I told you that you had cancer, would you take 2 hours a day for chemotherapy?" It is funny how I don't usually think of my weight in those terms but I should because it really could kill me. That has replayed in my head over and over. I have been eating better and so on recently but I haven't started in earnest and I definitely haven't added exercise back in to my schedule yet. If I had cancer, would I miss my treatments? I don't think so. I would make it to my appointments no matter what was going on. I need to see my weight problem as more important and begin treating it as vital to my survival. I hope the understanding those words evoked has made it to a deep place in my psyche so I can make the changes I need to make to be a healthier person. Thanks Biggest Loser!
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    SPIRALDOWN - I completely agree with you. I loved Tara. She was so dedicated, didn't whine and pushed hard. It was great to watch her. I doubt if I'd be that strong if I were on that show but I definitely keep her in mind when I work out.
    3017 days ago
    Thanks for the comments. Always nice when you can share your thoughts with others and get feedback.

    HEALTHY4ME I hope you feel well enough tomorrow but if not, just keep it in mind for when you get over your cold/cough. :) It's really going around at my office and I just keep crossing my fingers and taking vitamin c. Best wishes!
    3017 days ago
    i love whatching Biggest Loser as well. I like to whatch everything and i do get inspired by some of them..My favorite is Tara(cant remember what season). I love how she pulled the car all by herself.
    3017 days ago
    Good for you! Great analogy with the true! emoticon
    3017 days ago
    I too thought that... I keep saying when... and right now I have tons of time as am off work with long term disability but just not making time. SO that changes tomorrow, would be today btu still have a bad cold and rotten cough which actually my hubby an I are going to duty dr about.

    So as long as I don't cough crazy exercise it is tomorrow!
    3017 days ago
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